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  • Solar generation on landfill sites – a winning formula? With soaring energy prices, challenging emissions targets and the demand for greater security of supply, any imaginative and effective new way of harnessing renewable energy should be very welcome. The installation of solar panels on former landfill sites could be exactly the kind of innovation that’s needed. Previously difficult because of stability problems caused by differential settlement, new technological advances are now making this combination perfectly possible – bringing attractive new revenue opportunities and after-use options to landowners and landfill operators. READ MORE
  • Want to stay out of jail? Stay on the right side of waste law. Tough new waste legislation could soon see a dramatic increase in sentences for many environmental and waste offences – with fines of up to £2 million for larger companies and up to three years in prison for individuals. The potential stringent new sentences come as the result of a three month consultation by the Sentencing Council. Proposed new environmental offences guidelines for magistrates have already been backed by the parliamentary Justice Committee. Following the consultation, the final guidelines are due to be published early 2014 and will come into force 12 weeks later, according to the Sentencing Council. READ MORE
  • A waste seminar that could keep you out of jail Tough new waste legislation could see a dramatic increase in sentences for many environmental and waste offences – with fines of up to £2 million for larger companies and up to three years in prison for individuals. Two leading organisations with expertise in waste resource management - engineering and environmental consultancy Wardell Armstrong LLP and law firm Walker Morris LLP - have joined forces to host a free seminar on Thursday 19 September at Wardell Armstrong’s head office in Stoke on Trent. Aimed at businesses and local authorities, it’s designed to help them understand and comply with the changing law. READ MORE
  • Liv Carroll Is one of the top 100 global inspirational women in mining READ MORE
  • Crichie - Planning a great place to live An ambitious master plan for a major new mixed development at Crichie in Aberdeenshire has been approved by Aberdeenshire Council. Environmental and engineering consultancy Wardell Armstrong project managed the submission, and working alongside other consultants, drew up the plan which covers an area of 37 acres including 737 houses, 15.5 hectares of employment land and a new primary school set in a village square. The council report applauded the hard work done to provide the basis for long term development. READ MORE
  • New “cost-effective” ecological service for the North West. A specialist new ecology team has been established at Leigh, Greater Manchester, by environmental and engineering consultancy Wardell Armstrong. READ MORE